Who is this course for?
For those in Primary or Secondary schools who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a Head of Department.

Leading a Team – Participants will lead an improvement project in a team, lasting at least 2 terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team.

The qualification is split across 6 areas:

  • Managing Resources
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Increasing Capacity
  • Strategy and Improvement

What is included in the cost of the programme?

  • One full face to face day and four late afternoon sessions
  • Access to additional Online Learning Areas and all materials to complement their programme and to support their individual development
  • Online discussions and support
  • Two 360 diagnostic development tools (one before starting and the second towards the end), with full report and workbook to support planning for your development
  • Final assessment – participants are required to:
    • Submit a written account of the project, demonstrating how they have met the criteria (4500 words)
    • Submit supporting documents and materials as evidence.

How long does the NPQML take?
The qualification can take between 12 and 18 months to complete, with a maximum study time for the whole qualification of 150 hours.

Headteachers will be required to assign a sponsor to each participant.  The sponsor plays a key role in supporting the participant in carrying out tasks related to the areas above, developing quality evidence and completing the assessment form.

Note: Our Accredited NPQ Provider is Leadership East.  Further information can be found at

Course Logistics
Date and Time: 1 full day (9.30am – 4.00pm) Sponsors to attend during the afternoon & 4 late afternoons (2.30pm – 5.30pm) between Nov 2020 and July 2021.

Venue: The Billericay School, School Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LH

Cost:    £975 per delegate (TBC)

Booking Details and Further information
Please see link below to the flyer for our 2020-21 programme.  Our dates have not been confirmed, but to register interest in the programme for 2020-21, please contact
Melanie Jones, Billericay TSA Administrator
E: T: 01277 314420

> Click here for NPQML Flyer (PDF)

> Click here for booking form

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